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Journey to Topaz - An Argument With the Supreme Court


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This unit begins following the reading of a historical fiction, Journey to Topaz (independent, and/or read aloud, 6-8th grade interest level and 6.8 reading level). The book by author Yoshiko
Uchida introduces readers to a Japanese-American family forced to go to an enemy alien's camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The study includes an investigation of Constitutional Amendments as they relate to decisions made at a time of war. They "continue" the story through their own dramatic enactment and analysis of the facts of the internment and Constitutional law, which includes a mock trial. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Civics, American Democracy, History-Social Science

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